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Hunting Bill
Schedule 3 — Consequential Amendments

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              (d)             about recording and promulgating decisions;

              (e)             by reference to a direction given or to be given by the President.

Evidence

  12       The Tribunal—

              (a)             may call an expert witness to give evidence on a matter of fact arising

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in proceedings before it, and

              (b)             may have regard to advice provided to it under section 16.

Costs

  13       If the Tribunal thinks that a party to proceedings before it has acted

unreasonably it may order the party to pay all or part of the costs incurred

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by another party to the proceedings.

Council on Tribunals

  14       In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)

(tribunals under general supervision of Council) the following shall be

inserted before paragraph 22—

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“Hunting

21B. The Hunting Tribunal

 
  

established by section 14 of

 
  

the Hunting Act 2003.”

 

Money

  15       The Lord Chancellor—

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              (a)             may pay sums by way of remuneration, allowances and expenses to

a person appointed under any of paragraphs 1 to 5,

              (b)             may pay sums by way of or in respect of a pension to a person

appointed under any of paragraphs 1 to 5,

              (c)             may make staff and other facilities available to the Tribunal, and

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              (d)             may pay sums by way of allowances and expenses to an expert

witness called under paragraph 12.

Schedule 3

Section 51

 

Consequential Amendments

Game Act 1831 (c. 32)

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  1        In section 35 of the Game Act 1831 (provision about trespassers: exceptions)

the following words shall cease to have effect: “to any person hunting or

coursing upon any lands with hounds or greyhounds, and being in fresh

pursuit of any deer, hare or fox already started upon any other land, nor”.

 

 

Hunting Bill
Schedule 4 — Repeals

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Game Licences Act 1860 (c. 90)

  2        In section 5 of the Game Licences Act 1860 (exceptions) exceptions 3 and 4

(hares and deer) shall cease to have effect.

Protection of Animals Act 1911 (c. 27)

  3        In section 1(3)(b) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 (offence of cruelty:

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exceptions) a reference to coursing or hunting shall not include a reference

to—

              (a)             participation in a hare coursing event (within the meaning of section

10 of this Act), or

              (b)             the coursing or hunting of a wild mammal with a dog (within the

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meaning of this Act).

Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c. 51)

  4        Section 8(4) to (9) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (exception for

hunting) shall cease to have effect.

Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 (c. 3)

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  5        For the purposes of section 2 of the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996

(offences: exceptions) the hunting of a wild mammal with a dog (within the

meaning of this Act) shall be treated as lawful if and only if it is registered or

exempt hunting within the meaning of this Act.

Schedule 4

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Section 51

 

Repeals

 

Short title and chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

The Game Act 1831 (c. 32)

In section 35, the words “to any person hunting

 
  

or coursing upon any lands with hounds or

 
  

greyhounds, and being in fresh pursuit of any

 

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deer, hare or fox already started upon any

 
  

other land, nor”.

 
 

The Game Licences Act 1860 (c.

In section 5, exceptions 3 and 4.

 
 

90)

  
 

The Protection of Badgers Act

Section 8(4) to (9).

 

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1992 (c. 51)

  
 

 

 
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